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Augusta

City cemeteries, paramedic pay in Augusta budget debate

November 18, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Funding upkeep of Augusta’s cemeteries – possibly by privatizing one of them – was on the minds of three Augusta commissioners and the mayor Friday.

Augusta jail called “best prison set in the U.S.”

November 18, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Augusta’s abandoned jail has a bright future – in the film business.

Support builds to save Augusta jail for movie productions

November 18, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Support for halting the planned demolition of the former county jail to use it for movie productions appears to be growing, but Augusta commissioners took no action on it Tuesday after a heated exchange.

Longevity raises going to city government’s highest paid

November 18, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Augusta commissioners restored longevity pay for the city’s highest-paid workers at a Wednesday budget work session.

Rifts among Augusta commissioners expected to be addressed at retreat

November 18, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Commission and Mayor Hardie Davis will work on group dynamics and goal-setting at a Friday retreat.

EMS Council rescinds 2018 vote to open Augusta zone

November 8, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

The Region 6 EMS Council returned the ball to Augusta’s court Thursday now that litigation between the council and Augusta EMS provider Gold Cross is over.

Augusta tourism groups hone marketing plans for 2020

November 7, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

Changes for Augusta tourism agencies in 2020 include a visitor’s guide makeover, a focus on adaptive sporting events and doing more to promote the legacy of James Brown.

Augusta commissioners won’t spare old jail for future film use

November 6, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Commission put a gateway sculpture project on hold for “community input” expected to further emphasize golf and moved forward Tuesday with tearing down the old county jail recently popular with Hollywood filmmakers.

Augusta Commissioners briefed on downtown parking plan

October 30, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

The availability and turnover of downtown Augusta parking spaces was ranked the highest priority during recent sessions held for the public and stakeholders in a proposed pay-to-park system.

Augusta commissioner maintains opposition to Depot deal

October 24, 2019

Augusta Chronicle

The lack of a business model and uncertainty around Phase 2 of Riverfront at the Depot continue to stop one Augusta commissioner from supporting the estimated $93 million development.

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